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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Legco rejects bid for no-confidence vote in president

    Posted May 31st 2013, 08:09pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Legislators on Friday voted down maverick democrat lawmaker Wong Yuk-man’s bid to debate a vote of no-confidence in Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. Wong’s proposal to start a discussion on raising a vote of no-confidence was defeated in the Legco house committee. Thirty-four lawmakers, mostly from the pro-government camp, objected to Wong’s ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's high time to end Hong Kong's era of bogged-down government

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... Even if by a matter of chance unquestionably the best people wound up as chief executive and Legco members, Hong Kong's system would still not work, as it is not designed to do so. ... advantage of assured media coverage, all the time. Yet he or she remains incapable of moving the Legco "mountain" because the chief executive and Legco members are accountable ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water After a deluge that caused the second-longest black rainstorm warning on record, it was water shortages that were concerning legislators yesterday. The bad news is harvesting Hong Kong's rainwater does not seem like an option, according to Paul Chan Mo-po, secretary for development. He said huge ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Big turnout at Legco for welfare panel

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Dozens of different groups attend panel meeting to voice support for universal pension scheme Big turnout at Legco for welfare talk Non-governmental organisations and other grass-roots bodies turned out in large numbers yesterday for a Legislative Council meeting to show their support for a universal pension plan. At the Legco welfare panel meeting, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Wong told to retake Legco oath after coughing row

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 05:15pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... who represents Kowloon West, coughed when he read some key words of the oath during the first Legco meeting on Wednesday. “I swear that, being a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong ... Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Under Legco’s rules of procedure, a lawmakers can lose their seat if they decline or neglect to take the oath. Lawmakers ...

  6. Business - Money - MONDAY FACE

    Christopher Cheung Wah-fung scores weighty Legco role

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... offer stockbroking services while many overseas players also are competing in the market. The tough market situation was why Cheung decided to run in the Legco election to fight for a better ... on Legco affairs. In Legco, Cheung said he would vote independently. "For issues that are related to the financial services sector, I will give priority to my voters' interests. For other ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court told of protest 'chaos' at Legco over development plan

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Civic Passion leader's trial hears of scuffles and injured security guards Court told of protest 'chaos' at Legco A security guard ... in the incident. The first of 13 witnesses called by the prosecution, Chan told Eastern Court that protesters had crowded the main hall of the Legco building on June 6, refused to let security guards close ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco funding delays could drive up arts hub cost, senior official says

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Home affairs official warns pan-democrats' Legco blocking tactics could mean a missed deadline for finishing the project's M+ museum Arts hub ... facing an overblown budget, the government warned. At a meeting of a Legco subcommittee monitoring the development of the arts hub yesterday, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Betty Fung Ching ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 54

    Four more arrested over Legco storming, including publication editor, Civic Passion members

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, ALAN YU

    ... arrested over Legco storming Police have nabbed another four men- including two from a radical political group and the chief editor of a free publication- over Wednesday's storming ... dismissed suggestions that they had been "misled" into storming the Legco building. They knew exactly what they were doing and believed their action would further the Occupy Central ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Six arrested after damage at Legco are banned from coming near complex

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:40pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... metres of the Legco complex. Duty lawyer Paul Yip, on behalf of all six defendants, agreed to that term, but said his clients had complaints against police handling of the case. “[Yuen] ...




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